Category Summer

Water Park, Kotka

Worth a stop: pretty waterways, reasonable size for a descent little walk, pretty flowers and relatively real looking animal sculptures for kids to spot and rehearse their photographic skills on. Advertisements

Sand sculptures in Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta, a city about 3 hours drive north east from Helsinki, builds every year huge sand sculptures by lake Saimaa. They call it a sand castle but I think it is more than that, showing a number of amazing and creative designs. We had a lovely morning walk in the area.

Camping Holiday in Estonia

After the long hauls to Australia in March-April, we decided to explore Estonia, which is only 2 hours away on a ferry. We loved beautiful Estonia, there is so much more than Tallinns Old Town to it! Cost of the holiday This holiday cost us, a family of 4, about 500e, food, ferry (with car. […]

Island Adventure for Kids

Harakka island in Helsinki is known for its nature and hatching birds. But in the summer they also organise guided nature adventurers for kids, some with special themes. We participated on one adventure on July 9th, and my kids loved it! It was a lovely sunny day, and the adventure started by the guide reading […]

Making Wooden Boats

Especially my son was thrilled to design and make on his own (but with the help of his grandfather…) wooden boats, rock ancker and all. And then to play with them in the water. Free and simple but loads of joy!

Traditional Hey Work

On July 6th this year the city invited everyone to come to Tuomarinkylä, Helsinki, and try some traditional style hey making. This is an annual event, it is free, and all the work people get, as per the tradition, soup (delicious!) and coffee. The hey will be fed to the animals at Haltiala in the […]

Suomi 100v – Finland Turns 100 This Year

Seems that’s being celebrated everywhere. On the countryside: 

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